International Water Association

The power of social contracts in strengthening institutions

 By Declan Hearne*   As the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) gives us 15 years to achieve and maintain universal access to water, it’s easy to...

Climate change: the utility groundwater role in supply security

A changing climate means groundwater is vital to water supply security. Stephen Foster, Julia Gathu, Michael Eicholz and Ricardo Hirata report on progress with...

The three scales of water innovation

Inspired by the animal kingdom, Sudhir Murthy explains how to integrate infrastructure with digital solutions.   Many go through life neither knowing nor caring where their...

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure By Sandra Postel Six years into Australia’s Millennium Drought, the managers of an attractive golf club,...

Decoding the DNA of wastewater

Per Nielsen’s research is unlocking the identity of microbial life in activated sludge and shows that understanding the functions of different bacteria can greatly optimise the...

How Trump’s water policy and budget cuts could harm his own assets

By Emily Green Some fear the Trump Presidency may benefit his private assets over the public good but when it comes to his water policy,...

Middle East: GE unveils white paper on water resource management

At the World Future Energy Summit 2016, General Electric (GE) unveiled a white paper on the opportunities and risks associated with the energy and...
The Theewaterskloof Reservoir, which serves Cape Town. (c) DSPhotographyCPT

Building resilient urban water systems for an uncertain future

A changing climate and rapid urbanisation demand a rethink in how we build and run towns and cities. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Nathanial Matthews and Paul Brown...

The rise of female networks

From African wells to Silicon Valley workshops, female networks are mobilising to solve urgent water problems by sharing knowledge, opening doors, mentoring youth, raising money, and...

Why Arab governments must adopt a holistic approach to the human right to water

By Mohamad Tawfik   Water scarcity may have become a global issue but the water demand- supply gap is most gaping, intense, and complex across the...

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Needs and opportunities for water and sanitation in Latin America and...

The Latin America and Caribbean region still faces significant gaps in water supply and sanitation provision. Kala Vairavamoorthy and Daniel Nolasco outline some of...

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Studies show a need for WASH practice review

The World Health Organization has released a position paper on the implications of recent WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition studies for WASH...